Donald L. Graham
|Donald L. Graham|
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida|
Assumed office |
December 15, 2013
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida|
September 16, 1991 – December 15, 2013
|Appointed by||George H. W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Sidney M. Aronovitz|
|Succeeded by||Beth Bloom|
Donald L. Graham|
December 15, 1948
Salisbury, North Carolina
West Virginia State College (B.A.)|
Moritz College of Law (J.D.)
Donald L. Graham (born December 15, 1948) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Education and career
Graham was born in 1948 in Salisbury, North Carolina. He graduated from West Virginia State College in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1971 and from the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University with a Juris Doctor in 1974. Graham served as an adjunct instructor at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) from 1975 to 1977. He served in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps from 1974 to 1979, holding the rank of captain, and in the Army Reserve JAG Corps from 1983 to 1991. Graham served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida from 1979 to 1984. He was in private practice in Miami, Florida from 1984 to 1991.
Federal judicial service
President George H. W. Bush nominated Graham to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida on June 17, 1991, to the seat vacated by Judge Sidney M. Aronovitz. Confirmed by the Senate on September 12, 1991, he received commission on September 16, 1991. He took senior status on December 15, 2013.
- "Graham, Donald L. - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
- Donald L. Graham at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Sidney M. Aronovitz
| Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida